Nothing says "love" more than a gift from tokidoki, at least that's our motto. So if you have tokidoki fan in mind, gift them the special V-Day package of "Till Death do us Part" featuring characters Adios and Ciao Ciao. Adorable and edgy,all at the same time. ($29.95)
If your Valentine is VERY special, spring for one of the new tokidoki purses in the distinctive new "Rambler" print. Available as a messenger bag, hobo style, or even a wallet. What's not to love?
And this is a good time to mention that Jasmine Villegas, known in music circles as Jasmine "V", is the new face for the tokidoki brand world-wide. Yes, she's adorable but more importantly, she's holding the bag we want for Valentine's Day (hint, hint.)
We love this cute (but totally geeky) chocolate space invader as a thoughtful, but not too over-the-top Valentine's Day present!
Available from www.chocolateinvader.com for $20 and if you order one now before the 14th, you get an extra one free!
SolarKindle Lighted Cover
Light up your Valentine next Tuesday with a gift of the SolarKindle Lighted Cover from Solar Focus with a built-in solar panel that charges the reserve battery for the LED reading light while also providing extra power to the Kindle. Bright idea. $59.99.
SYNC by 50 Cent
If your lovebug has been especially sweet this year, treat them to one of the best-sounding headphones on the market.
50 Cent's new wireless headphones from SMS Audio integrates Kleer wireless technology allowing up to four listeners to simultaneously rock from a single source. Additional features include 16-bit digital sound, full on-board controls and passive noise-canceling capabilities. Here's our original review. Wireless cost a pretty penny - $399.95 - or choose a wired version for $299.95.
Soulra XL Sound System with Solar Panel
This solar-powered, heavy-duty sound system promises to play all day or, to be more specific:
5 hrs to fully charge in sun (depends on sun intensity)
8 hours of playback (depends on audio volume)
4 hours to fully charge iPod/iPhone (depends on model)
Snap in your iPhone or iPod to play while the 72 square inch enhanced monocrystal solar panel
recharges the lithium ion battery pack. Your Valentine will love you for it.
$250 at Eton.
This is a really clever concept from Francois Rybarczyk, which changes the way we charge our mobile phones by taking any unnecessary cables out of the equation.
The phone would come with a special module, which can be left attached to the handset and plugged into the wall directly, or just plugged in on its own then transferred back to the phone later on so you can still use it while it's charging. Genius!
We love this speaker from Kitsound, which lets you play tunes from a round little koala bear's tummy!
It's basically a dock too, so push your iPhone into the top to play and charge, or use the speaker's 3.5mm aux socket to hook it up to other MP3 players. When you switch it on the little creature's nose will light up and you can swipe his touch sensitive ears to adjust the volume too.
The sound quality probably won't be the best out there, but it's cute for kids or as a fun addition to the office.
You can only get your hands on one of the koala speakers from UK stockists at the moment for £53.99, but expect them to be more widely available in the next few months.
This handmade video mixer for the iPhone 4/4S, created by Honest & Smile, allows you to record two sided videos. You simply slide the device in, adjust the mirrors and angles slightly and start shooting your video. What a great idea!
We're not really sure why it's called 'The Love Box', but presume it's so you can capture both sides of a loving couple's conversation?! However it's designed to be used we think it's pretty cool, and would be great for getting a quick video of an informal interview or remembering a fun meal with a friend.
Check out a video of The Love Box in action.
Available from thelovebox.com for $90.
We love this stylish charging dock from Quirky.com, which shows off your fancy gadgets while giving them a bit more juice.
The curved edges mean most of your tech will fit, in fact anything with a USB port will work on the Converge, whether it needs to be side-connected or bottom-connected.
Available from Quirky.com for $39.99.
We're not quite sure how the Leaf mouse works... but know a device that's powered off its own kinetic energy sounds much more economical than one which needs its batteries changing every week!
The design looks really slick and ergonomical too, ideal if you depend on a mouse everyday and can't stand fooling around with the trackpad.
Like most of the amazing ideas on Yanko Design, the Leaf is just a concept now. But watch this space, any product which uses alternative forms of energy is bound to be a big hit over the next year.
[Via Yanko Design]
This crazy looking gold stuff isn't a Christmas decoration or a really tacky accessory for your home, but it's a pocket sized portable shelter. Weird, huh?
The Basic House is made from a clever metalized polyester material, which can be folded down into a tiny package or unfolded and inflated by the owner's own body heat to create a temporary shelter.
It may seem like a crazy concept for now, but we imagine it'd be useful during emergencies or in extreme weather conditions, as it uses body heat to keep those inside the right temperature.
[Via Like Cool]
We've seen pens that record the written word into their internal memories and allow you to send it onto different devices, like the devices from Livescribe and this clever (and slick) recorder pen from last month.
But now you can record the writing, diagrams and crazy scribbles that you've drawn all over that whiteboard too. The Erascan looks a bit like a regular eraser, but as you wipe away your doodles it saves them for you into a built-in memory chip. You can then send all of the data wirelessly to an email address of your choice.